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Moscow Zero -- A priest ventures into Moscow's dark underworld while trying to find his American friend, an archaeologist who goes missing while researching the legend of demons and an entrance to hell deep below the surface of this thriving Russian capital.

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Adela Ibañez (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 March 2007 (Portugal) See more »
Tagline:
A Film By Luna. See more »
Plot:
In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Gallo ... Owen

Oksana Akinshina ... Lyuba

Val Kilmer ... Andrey

Rade Serbedzija ... Sergey

Joaquim de Almeida ... Yuri

Julio Perillán ... Alec

Alex O'Dogherty ... Pavel
Paloma Terriente ... Sombra

Joss Ackland ... Tolstoy

Sage Stallone ... Vassily
Roman Shamko ... Ksiel
Borja Romaniv ... Asbeel
Alejandro Horeyda ... Ksiel's Group Member
Juan Carlos Guerrero ... Ksiel's Group Member
Ekaterina Vovenko ... Ksiel's Group Member
Marilo Muñoz ... Dark Old Woman (as Mariló Muñoz)
Alina Litvak ... Miss Pushkina
Alejandro Martinez ... Lyuba's Wathcman
Fernando Guerrero ... Outcast
Andrés Bernal ... Red Cross Outcast
Franco Calvano ... Vassily's Companion (as Franco Calvano 'Caín')
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega ... Tolstoy's Companion (as Sergio García Dils)
Guillermo Aguado ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Fernando Bermejo ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Roman Karpoukhine ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Josefa Gil ... Square's Old Woman
Nelly Borshchovo ... Orthodox Nun
Ludmyla Boychuk ... Orthodox Nun (as Lyudmvla Boychuk)
Viktoria Kisternaia ... Novodevichy's Abbess
Raquel Pérez ... Sister Natalia

Directed by
María Lidón  (as Luna)
 
Writing credits
Adela Ibañez (screenplay)

Produced by
Adolfo Blanco .... co-producer
Luis Collar .... co-producer
Samuel Hadida .... co-producer
Victor Hadida .... co-producer
José María Irisarri .... co-producer
Dolo Magan .... co-executive producer (as Dolo Magán)
Jose Magan .... executive producer (as José Magán)
Jorge Moreno .... associate producer
Jose Magan Perez .... line producer (as José Magán Pérez)
Francisco Javier San Román .... associate producer
David Troncoso .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Javier Navarrete 
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Aronovich (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Elena Ruiz 
 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
 
Production Design by
Pepe Domínguez del Olmo  (as Pepe Domínguez)
Juan Tena 
 
Art Direction by
Nieves Monterde (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Queca Sainz 
 
Makeup Department
Juan Carlos Barrio .... make up support
Ana Belén Cruces .... trainee
Anselmo del Campo .... hair stylist
Eva Quilez .... assistant makeup artist
Sagra Ramos .... hair stylist
Sagra Ramos .... makeup artist
Raquel Rodríguez .... assistant makeup artist
Raquel Rodríguez .... make up effects
 
Production Management
Elena Ischenko .... production manager: Moscow
Manolo Limón .... unit production manager
Jose Magan Perez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillermo Aguado .... second assistant director
Alejandro Martinez .... second assistant director (as Alejandro Martínez)
Francesc Prat .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Pepe Barea .... set dresser assistant
Vanesa de la Haza .... set dresser (as Vanessa de la Haza)
José A. García .... set builder support
Rodrigo Martín .... painter
Sergio Sánchez .... set builder
Cristina Vidal .... set builder assistant
 
Sound Department
Jorge Becerra .... adr recordist
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Lidón .... boom operator
Xavier Mas .... dialogue editor (as Xavi Mas)
Ferran Mengod .... location sound engineer
Santiago Rodríguez .... adr recordist
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Oriol Tarragó .... sound editor supervisor
Edgar Vidal .... foley artist
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
David Álvarez .... re-recording mixer assistant
 
Special Effects by
Óscar León .... special effects supervisor (as Óscar León 'Bonzo')
Dani Mauri .... special effects technician
Fidel Pérez .... special effects production
 
Visual Effects by
David Martínez .... color correction: Image Film Digital
David Martínez .... conforming: Image Film Digital
Joan Pardo .... 3D effects
Anna Quintana .... title designer: Image Film Digital
Nico Roig .... 3D effects: Image Film Digital
Enric Sebastià .... conforming: Image Film Digital
Iván Valero .... effects compositor: Image Film Digital
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Gabriel Sitjas .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maksim Bek .... gaffer: second unit
Carlos Cañal .... video assist
David Fernández .... camera assistant (as David Mayo)
Jordi Joaní .... chief lighting technician (as Jordi Juani)
Alexia Kieffer .... second focus puller
Evgeny Levitsky .... dolly grip: second unit
Josep Llopart .... electrician (as Pep Llopart)
Javier Marina .... still photographer
Martín Martos .... steadicam assistant
Eduar Meerovich .... dolly grip: second unit (as Eduard Meerovich)
Xavier Méndez .... electrician (as Xavi Méndez)
Alex Narváez .... electrician
Chiqui Palma .... second operator
Chiqui Palma .... steadicam operator
Jordi Punsola .... electrician support
Grigoriy Rudakov .... director of photography: second unit (as Grigory Rudakov)
Antonio Tocino .... electrician support (as Antonio Tocino 'Tonet')
Cristian Vega .... focus puller
Fernando Vázquez .... grip
Boris Zolin .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Alejandro Martinez .... assistant casting coordinator (as Alejandro Martínez)
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni González .... costumer assistant
Miriam Jiménez .... on-set wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Pepe Alonso .... telecine: Image Film
José Calderón .... editing: Image Film
Manel Fontes .... grader: Image Film
Jorge Macaya .... second film editor
Toni Martínez .... film scanner: IFilm
Nacho Melero .... filming: Image Film Digital
Marta Ramírez .... digital intermediate coordinator: IFilm
Laura Sánchez .... film scanner: IFilm
 
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... music editor (as Marc Blanes)
 
Transportation Department
Fernando Bermejo .... chauffeur: Joaquim de Almeida
Fernando Caro .... driver
Jesús Casado .... driver
Graeme Harrison .... driver
Paco Marbella .... driver
Alex Molina .... driver
Pablo Pujol .... driver
Ernesto Rodríguez .... driver
Juan Carlos Vega .... driver
Manolo Volando .... driver
 
Other crew
Guillermo Aguado .... location scout
Antonio Alonso .... production buyer
David Alonso .... first production assistant
Paco Belloch .... shadow
Fernando Bermejo .... stand-in/double: Joaquim de Almeida
Andrés Bernal .... stand-in/double: Alex O'Dogherty
Andrés Bernal .... stand-in/double: Rade Serbedzija
Franco Calvano .... making of (as Franco Calvano 'Caín')
Franco Calvano .... stand-in/double: Vincent Gallo (as Franco Calvano 'Caín')
Marel Camarena .... laboratory coordinator: Image Film
Pablo Carrera .... accountant
Pablo Carrera .... executive production assistant
Ximo Marcos de León .... shadow
Fernando Fernández Aransay .... legal advice
Manolo Fernández Magán .... location scout
Lorenzo Gallego .... language assistance
Sara Garcia .... runner (as Sara García)
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega .... consultant: Moscow (as Sergio García Dils)
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega .... interpreter: Moscow (as Sergio García Dils)
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega .... location scout (as Sergio García Dils)
Amparo Gozalvo .... location scout: Andalucia
Ekaterina Gudina .... production assistant: Moscow
Silvia Haro .... director assistant
Laura Hernández .... script supervisor
Ruslan Holas .... voice: Outcast and Andrey's Group
Valentina Kilmova .... language assistance
Guy Lansing .... additional translation
Antonio Magán .... double: Rade Serbedzija
Jesús Magán .... shadow
Alejandro Martinez .... production coordinator
Ramón Martos Calvo .... laboratory manager: Image Film
Ramón Martos .... laboratory director: Image Film
María Martín .... production assistant
María Luisa Martín .... production support
Antonio Marín .... assistant: Vincent Gallo
Marilo Muñoz .... voice: Old Woman and Outcast (as Mariló Muñoz)
Cela Ortega .... international sales
Denis Ozhogina .... voice: Outcast and Andrey's Group
Ekaterina Ozhogina .... assistant: Oksana Akinshina
Ekaterina Ozhogina .... stand-in/double: Oksana Akinshina
Ekaterina Ozhogina .... transcriptor: Russian
Ekaterina Ozhogina .... voice: Sor Natasha
Quino Piñero .... stand-in/double: Julio Perillán
Carina Portillo .... financial department
Sara Pérez .... assistant: Val Kilmer
Lidia Razjivaykina .... translator: Moscow
Nicolas Romaniv .... voice: Outcast and Andrey's Group
Pedro Romo .... location scout: Andalucia
Lolo Rua .... making of
Txerra Soria .... production assistant
Carlos Valero .... production assistant
Juan Volando .... manager: Volando Catering
Manolo Volando .... catering set maintenance (as Manuel Volando)
David Yium .... main traslator
Nina Zaytello .... production assistant: Moscow
 

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Rated R for language
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82 min
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María Lidón noted it was very uncomfortable filming in the tunnels. The actors and crew were at risk for exhaustion because they had to work in extreme conditions, without proper light and poor circulation of air.See more »
Quotes:
Tolstoy:According to legend we live on the threshold of hell, but in reality it is much more than just legend. It is said that man defied God when out of vanity he longed to build temples so high they touched the heavens and reached the ages.See more »

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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The gates to Hell, 13 February 2008
Author: mario_c from Porto, Portugal

MOSCOW ZERO is a really dark, mystical and supernatural film. The plot is very straight to follow since it's just about a quest to find SERGEI (played by Rade Serbedzija) an old friend of the father OWEN (played by Vincent Gallo) that went to the catacombs of Moscow alone. The entire movie is passed in there. Though the film has a very open ending, which is, by the way, very well connected to the mysterious and mystical ambiance that is always present… What I appreciated the most in the film was precisely this mystical and supernatural ambiance of this story and the way it was shot. It has a great cinematography, creating very dark and claustrophobic scenarios. The soundtrack is also good, because it also has mysterious, dark, melancholic and melodic music, like a ghost story must have! One other detail that I also appreciated was the fact of the demons were characterized only as shadows, as a dark light in the underworld… I found it so much better than the traditional way of characterize demons as little monsters with sharpened teethes, horns and a back tail…

I think this film is very well produced, though I agree it's a bit slow sometimes and could have been more suspenseful. However I also think this melancholy present in the plot and the soundtrack fits perfectly in a dark and mystical story like this.

The acting is reasonably good, but I only would like to mention the Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida, playing YURI character… It was a surprise to me hearing him speaking some lines in Russian, but he's a "box of surprises" anyway…

I also would like to say that I think this movie is too much underrated here on IMDb. I Liked this film, especially because of its ambiance as I said before, and I found pretty absurd that a user can say things like this: "There are two shameful reviews in IMDb promoting this movie and they are typically fake, written by users with only one review in this site". Just because he has more than 3000 reviews he thinks he's opinion is better than anyone else's! It's really sad…

My final vote to this different but good film is 7/10.

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